Student has grade docked for using ‘mankind’ in English paper

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March 30, 2017

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A Northern Arizona University student lost credit on an English paper for using the word “mankind” instead of a gender-neutral alternative.

Cailin Jeffers, an English major at NAU, told Campus Reform that she received an email from one of her professors, Dr. Anne Scott, informing her that she had been docked one point out of a possible 50 on a recent paper for “problems with diction (word choice)” related to her use of the word “mankind” as a synonym for “humanity.”

“I would be negligent, as a professor who is running a class about the human condition and the assumptions we make about being ‘human,’ if I did not also raise this issue of gendered language and ask my students to respect the need for gender-neutral language,” Scott explained. “The words we use matter very much, or else teachers would not be making an issue of this at all, and the MLA would not be making recommendations for gender-neutral language at the national level.”

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Northern Arizona University: “Why be male or female when we can all be politically correct wussies?”

  • justinwachin says:

    If this ends up affecting the student’s final grade she should appeal the grade. If that isn’t successful she should seek a lawyer and sue the university.

    It sounds like this professor is a total loser who sees her job as nothing more than a chance to indoctrinate people to her radical beliefs.

    NAU should drain the swamp. This professor should be among the cesspool which is drained.

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  • teaman says:

    The only reason this ‘so called’ professor desires “gender-neutral”(by the way, there is no such thing) is because she has absolutely know understanding of human kind and it’s history. She is simply a part of the perverted left ideological mind bending, or ‘brainwashing”, that is happening across our Nation. It is just more proof that our Nation is now driven by STUPIDITY at every level. There has NEVER been anything wrong with using the word ‘mankind’, especially when it’s definition is properly taught. Only fools believe the crap taught in today’s higher education!!

    1. mudguy1 says:

      Just one more example of what as happened to our educational system when the Liberals have control of our schools.

  • Shelly Shannon says:

    Can you say “STUPID”. I am lucky I’m not in college anymore because I would probably flunk in political correctness alone. I’m just waiting for someone to call me out or overhear my political incorrectness. Now that will be fun!

  • I remember says:

    Once again, political correctness counters common sense. The professor’s political leanings hinder education and fairness.

    1. Shelly Shannon says:

      Isn’t this BS the most stupid thing ever?

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